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that forced c.i.a. director petraus to resign. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we get the latest on what were termed "potentially inappropriate" e- mails and documents, and we examine if and when the white house and congress should have been alerted. >> ifill: then, the senate and the house of representatives get back to work. judy woodruff looks at the long list of challenges ahead. >> brown: one item on the agenda is the so-called fiscal cliff , and that was the focus of a white house meeting today with liberal leaders. we talk with two participants. >> ifill: plus, from "our food for nine billion" series, special correspondent mary kay magistad reports on china's moves to satisfy a growing demand for meat. it has transformed lives and diets over the past 30 years meat con suption per cap to has quadrupled and city dwellers eat twice as much meat on average as those in the countryside. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the
for to that. the justice system is under the microscope in the district again literallye brown served a few hours bind bars. after he pleaded guilty to bank fraud and campaign statute of violation. but we have the latest twist in scandal casting a cloud on the district. >> once a rising star in politics, kwame brown is now out of the job after spending the day into courtrooms. t ame brown strolled ou y night court tuesda straight into a political free fall. earlier, brown received a in superiorntence court, no jail time, on a charge.nor court, he was sentenced to one day in jail for personal loan documents. time has to court cases over, his when they ended about five-six hours of confinement. he refused to answer any questions. d.c. residents are talking. >> i think he should serve time just like any ordinary person. >> it is not right. not get off too easy. arrestlso under house for six months. he must perform 480 hours of community service. the second council member criminal charges this year. >> we need to clean house and elected officials accountable. >> on the other side of this issue,
. >>> judgment day for the former chairman of the d.c. city council, kwame brown will not be going to jail. instead he's been ordered on house arrest for making false statements on a loan application and violating the city's campaign laws. fox 5's bob barnard down in the newsroom now. >> kwame brown stood before two judges today, one in federal, the other in d.c. superior court to be sentenced for the crimes he admitted to. near tears at times in handcuffs and wearing shackles around his ankles, the 42-year- old politician born and raised in the district of columbia was ordered to spend one day in custody. former d.c. council chairman kwame brown returned to his house in southeast washington tonight. he will serve six months of home detention plus 480 hours of community service. >> hey, what's up, kwame? >> how you doing? >> reporter: brown there greeting a neighbor in a passing car as he completed his lone day of court-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >
kwame brown is back at his home after serving one day in federal custody. yesterday, he was sentenced to six months of home detention, two years of probation plus 480 hours of community service. he pleaded guilty to campaign violations and to false lying loan students for his -- falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat. >>> americans from states across the country are threatening to secede from the union. thousands of people have signed a petition on the white house web site. >> the last time a bunch of stupid hicks did this, we fought a civil war. this is bad. there is no good precedent to. this eventually, they will shut up and sit down and show up then in the next election. >> reporter: thousands of citizens want the obama administration to let texas go it alone. texans have company in this idea as americans in more than 30 states are floating the plan on the white house web site i thought the civil war was over a couple hundred years ago almost. i'm not surprised. >> oregon's petition as more than 10,000 signatures. what is really motivating folks who want to opt out of a
investigated. >>> incumbent senator scott brown of massachusetts who lost to elizabeth warren is calling on his republican party to move to the middle. >> we need to be a larger party. i'm a pro-choice moderate republican, there's a vanishing breed. you know that now. you've lost joe lieberman, richard lugar, kent conrad, me, olympia snowe. that group in the middle, it's vanishing and there are on both sides there are extremes as you all know kind of pushing back against the middle. i've always felt that that group in the middle is, quite frankly, the most powerful group because they're able to get to that 60-vote fleshhold and get things done so i'm hopeful we'll be a more tolerant, you know, open-minded party. >> there is speculation that brown could make another run for national if president obama names senator john kerry to his cabinet as a possible secretary of state or perhaps defense secretary. senator brown is also rumored to be a contender for massachusetts governor in 2014 but he insists his immediate future is focused outside of politics. >> my job is to make sure there is a smooth t
be at fault. 10% would blame the president and republicans. >>> this morning former council member kwame brown will begin serving on house arrest. a judge sentenced brown on bank fraud charge. he pled guilty to overstating his income while applying for bank loans. he applies for the d.c. council earlier this summer. brown will have two years of probation and must complete 400 hours of community service. >>> a former state delegate convicted of stealing from the general assembly may sue to get her seat back. she took $600 from the assembly to pay her private law firm. after sentencing, the prince george's county democrat was removed from office, which was required by the state constitution. but her lawyers argue she should still be allowed to serve because a judge reduced her sentence. the house speaker or governor will have the final say on whether she can return. >>> day two picks up on the murder trial for a bowie university student. alexis simpson is accused of shooting her roommate dominique frazier to death last year. it happened over an argument over loud music. in court frazier's friend
. >>> also making headlines this morning, former d.c. council chair kwame brown learns his punishment for bank fraud and a campaign finance violation and he will not be spending time behind bars. >> also ahead, the alleged east coast rapist backs out of an expected guilty plea. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news continues. ♪ [ harry umlaut ] hey you know what, i speak european. [ sally umlaut ] european isn't a language. i think they speak all kinds over there. nah. it's basically one language with a few variations. my cousin has a passport. uh-huh. take this fascinating muller yogurt. frut up. means "fruit up." as in creamy yogurt down below. and a delectable, aromatic layer of blended fruity, moussey, uppiness on top. frut up. as the europeans say. in their language. wow. you really are bilingual. yeah, i dated a comma in high school. [ male announcer ] muller. the european for yummy. well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee. actually, i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keuri
. >>> a look now at our top stories. former d.c. councilman kwame brown will not be going to jail. brown is back in his d.c. home after serving one day in federal custody. yesterday, a federal judge sentenced him to six months of home detention, two years probation and 480 hours of community service. a d.c. superior court suspect papped 30-day jail sentence. brown needed guilty in june for campaign finance violation and to falsifying loan documents for his home and boat. >>> three people are recovering after being shot ensued a convenience store in northeast. this happened last night at benning road and 44th street. the suspect is on the loose. melanie alnwick has the details. >> reporter: good morning. we do have new information coming from d.c. police this morning. they say they do have some leads on this case but the suspect was actually sitting inside his vehicle here at the bp gas station and then you can see the marketplace convenience store. the suspect was caught on video apparently firing those shots, several rounds noshing the marketplace convenience store. firing those shots f
is monday, january 21st. >>> today former d.c. councilman kwame brown will begin six months of house arrest. a judge sentenced brown yesterday on a bank fraud charge. he pleaded guilty earlier this year to overstating his income when he applied for bank loans. he resigned from the d.c. council this summer. brown also received two years probation and has to complete 400 hours of community service. the judge also sentenced brown to one day in jail, which he served right away. >>> right after the break, a big arrival that's a sign of things to come. >>> today crews will deliver an 80 foot tall norway spruce to rockefeller center. it comes from mt. olive, new jersey. the tree lighting ceremony scheduled for november 28. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones. here's meteorologist tom kierein with your cold forecast. tom? >> good morning. >>> your most important article of clothing hanging on the hook by the door, your winter coat, and you'll need it. we are at or below freezing the entire region. down into the teens, some of the portions of eastern west virginia. closer to washington, we'r
morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the unfolding sex scandal that cost the cia director his job and now a top u.s. military commander is tangled in this drama. it has enough twists and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted partie
brown will meet with uc regents today the effect it may have on tuition and fees. >>> when is one opinion not enough when your injured quarterback eager to get back on the field. >> first this morning's tech bites. >> governments are googling us the search giant reports big increase in requests for data about its users u.s. made the most requests. barnes & noble has joined battle of 7 inch tablets with its nook hd doesn't have as many apps, but where it shines is display. >> this is a remarkably good screen i watched videos, movies on it, now nook video allows people to rent or buy movies and tv shows. >> the nook hd starts at $200. black ops 2 said 13 years from now you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. >>> welcome back. ferry building blue today, did you know it is world diana day -- world diabetes day? that's why our iconic ferry build som
and the university of california have heeded pleas from governor jerry brown to postpone proposed tuition increases. they were intended to improve graduation rates and free up classroom seats by charging a quote super senior fee. governor brown says costs must be controlled and not passed along to the students. >>> it will be warmer out there tomorrow. we have changes coming for the latter half of the week. rain back in the forecast for the weekend. i'll have details coming up. [ female announcer ] welcome, one and all, to a tastier festive feast. so much to sip and savor. a feeding frenzy, to say the least. a turkey from safeway will have everyone raving. there's fresh, natural, frozen, whatever your craving. spend $25, and get a frozen safeway turkey for 59 cents a pound. or spend $25, and a frozen butterball turkey, just 99 cents a pound. so raise your glass, pull up a chair, grab a plate. this tastier thanksgiving is well worth the wait. safeway. ingredients for life. >>> tonight a grocery store chain employee strike has ended. back on november 4th union workers walked off the job after a 15-mo
. >> kwame brown just serve a couple hours behind bars a after pleading guilty in two separate cases. he did not speak to reporters after spending about six hours in jail. he pleaded guilty to federal bank charges. he did received no jail time after pleading guilty for a finance charge. >> i think he should serve the time just like any other ordinary person. >> that is not right at all. >> kwame brown will be under house arrest for six months. will have to perform 480 hours of community service as well. and more than the dinner residents are prepared to handle whenever mother nature throws the way. >> they will be speaking about a snow assistance program. >> and the metropolitan washington board will meet today. 911 service was down four hours of the storm and after back of generators failed. the board will hear more about what verizon and regulatory agencies are going to prevent a similar situation in the future. it is 4:50 right now. 36 degrees. >> coming up, more good news for the nationals. why davey johnson -- welcome back. that a good morning to bundle up. >> it is clear out of there a
international union and senator brown on the new campaign for the middle class. paul ryan is finally speaking, and he's still in the bubble. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout especially in urban areas. >> ohio state senator turner is here to respond. the petition to see seed is growing with speed. >> deep in the heart of texas! >> find out why i agree with rick perry. texas is not allowed to leave the union. thanks for watching. president obama came back to washington to fight for fair deal on taxes. today he called on his base. i love it. he went right to the folks who put him in the white house. president obama held his first official closed door meeting with groups from outside the white house. the invited guests were all leaders of labor organizations and progressive think tanks. compare this list to the guest list for tomorrow's meeting. 12 of the most powerful ceos in american business. this schedule was not a mistake. president obama was letting the middle class and the workers of this country know, you come first! aflcio president is confident the pr
to the building. back to you. >>> governor jerry brown made an appearance at the uc board of recents -- regents meeting. but a controversial report grabbled the spotlight. that report claims that the university system plans to lose millions of dollars. governor brown asked about another point in the report that uc debt doubled. >> it just caught my attention because as i look over this picture here and i put it in the context of the state spending. within the context of -- something has to give. >> the majority of the debt is from building housing. officials say not one dime of duition goes to pay the debt. many people in oakley are upset they will have to pay more to have -- to have their garbage picked you. raises the rates of 17% was opposed. >>> the city of morago will show its support for a teenager kicked out of the boy cuts because he's guy. a proclamation will be presented to an derson. he created a wall at joaquin moraga to earn his legal school -- anderson. he created a wall at joaquin more raw go to hearn his legal -- moraga to learn his award. >>> check out the prices at the bottom
life threatening. >> former d.c. council chairman kwame brown is on house arrest for six months. it's part of the bank fraud conviction. as part of a plea deal, brown admitted to lying on loan documents and stepped down from the council in june. he's also sentenced to one day in police custody which he served today. >> a plea deal is off the table for the suspected east coast rapist. aaron thomas was supposed to be pleading guilty today for attacking three teenagers on halloween in 2009. but the deal fell through when thomas told the judge he wasn't sure what was right or wrong. his trial will begin in january. >> two significant announcements in d.c. today. the first deals with schools. 20 public schools are to be slated to be shut down. many of them by the next school year. the goal is to close under-performing schools with low enrollment. most of them are ooesz of teast river in wards five and seven. none of the schools in wards one and three will be closed. parents say the news comes as a complete surprise. >> i'm shocked. my children have been going here for a while, for two ye
're right. as far as you can see, it's just brown water in every direction. streets have been turned into rivers and canals. it's a disaster area, sad to see. >> it's such a beautiful area, a beautiful landscape, the trees, the green fields, and now under all under ugly brown water. >>> the video i'm about to show you has gone viral in europe. they were inside an airplane. it was at the airport in france on its way to tunis in tunisia. what we're seeing is two plainclothes security guards holding a man face down in the aisle of this plane. [ speaking foreign language ] >> the other passengers on this plane are upset. you can hear them screaming at the security guard. and the translation says they're screaming stop! how can you treat this man this way? [ speaking foreign language ] >> why are they treating him this way? >> according to translated reports, this man is a citizen of tunisia and doesn't have the proper documentation to be in france, although his two children and his former wife live in france. [ speaking foreign language ] >> they forced him to get on this plane, basicall
d.c. council chairman kwame brown stays out of trouble, he won'tspend time in jail for a campaign finance violation. a judge sentenced him to 30 days in jail but suspended the sentence. earlier in the day a federal judge sentenced brown to one day in custody followed by six months of home detention for lying on loan applications. he also has to complete 480 hours of community service. brown admitted to both those crimes in june. >>> two jurisdictions and two unexplained murders. now, the teen suspect accused of being that killer is locked up. chad as an adult. our ken molestina is live in charles county where authorities made the big announcement today. kenny? >> reporter: yeah, they did, derek. this is one of those investigations out here that's beginning to take all kinds of strange turns that show you we're talking about. this is the 17-year-old suspect, joshua mebane. authorities say he's responsible for killing a 40- year-old woman out here and critically injuring her husband in nearby. but this teen is locked up in the district and 30 mis away from here, because d.c. police
chairman kwame brown has been sentenced to a 30-day suspended sentence for a campaign finance charge. that sentence was the second one he got yesterday. earlier in the day a federal judge sentenced brown to one day in custody followed by six months of home detention with electronic monitoring for lying on loan applications. he also has to complete 480 hours of what the judge says should be very public community service. brown admitted to both of those crimes in june. >>> a step back for prosecutors in the st coast rape ais case. suspect aaron thomas was expected to accept a plea deal but when he went before the judge yesterday, he said he wasn't sure what was right or wrong or what he was doing. now it appears the case is headed for trial. thomas is charged with rape and abduction on an attack on three teenagers in halloween back on 2009. >>> a 17-yard man is in jail accused of two gruesome murders. the cab driver was murdered in the district. >> a woman out walking her dog was killed in waldorf, maryland. ken molestina has more on the arrest and suspect. >> the charles county sherif
last week on a live facebook chat. she said she's not with chris brown, but i don't totally believe this because she had so many compliments about him. there's a new track on her album "unapologetic," this is called "nobodies business." it's a duet with chris brown. i just want to love you, it's nobody's business if i do. i said, is this song as obvious as i think it is? she says, no, it just means it's nobody's business and everyone needs to stay out of our business. and i said, are you not kind of making it people's business? you're singing a duet about it. >> what did she say? >> no, no. but anyway, i loved her. i'm not the only one who loves her. daniel craig said yesterday that he would love if she was the next bond girl. they said what do you think about beyonce, what do you think about rihanna, he said, i think rihanna would be great. she's kind of dangerous, she's so gorgeous. the new album's great. >> how's "skyfall" the movie? it's killing it, right? doing very well? >> breaking records everywhere. >> everyone thought that might be dying out, the franchise. >> everyone say
:40. goo governor brown will meet with uc regents today, the affect it may have on fees. >>> when is one opinion not enough? when you are injured ♪ i'd like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >> >> welcome back. high clouds and mild temperatures this morning today is the warmest day in the forecast 40s and 50s. [ inaudible ] >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan says he was shocked at how the presidential election played out. he talked about pit in an interview he says -- he talked about it in an interview. he says the president won fair and square. he was surprised he lost. >> polling and data and all the smart people who watch this stuff they had an optimistic view on the night. going into boss ten that day we felt like we had a -- -- boston that day we felt like we
could be added. >> former dc council man kwame brown is waking up in his home this morning after spending one day in federal custody. sentenced them to 6 months home detention, 2 years probation and 480 hours of community service. brown pleaded guilty in june to campaign finance violations and falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat. >> now to a story we continue to follow. nearly two dozen public schools targeted for shut down. the announcement came late yesterday afternoon. the move comes as fewer students are enrolled in public schools in the district and instead are attending the city's charter schools. for a full list of the 20 schools affected, you can log on to myfoxdc.com. >>> from driving on sidewalks to fighting on bus between a bus driver and a student. >> wisdom martin is back with a look at stories that people are talking about. >> good morning. we begin our people behaving badly segment with blows on a baltimore bus. a baltimore bus driver is suspended after getting into a physical fight with a female passenger. this video shows the women hitting and punch
. >>> as long as kwame brown stays out of trouble, he won't go to jail for a campaign finance violation. a d.c. judge sentenced the former city council chairman to 30 days in jail but suspended the sentence. that happened hours after a federal judge sentenced brown to one day in custody followed by six months of home detention for lying on loan applications. he also has to complete 480 hours of community service. brown admitted to both crimes in june. he resigned from the council. >>> now to the ever widening scandal that started with david petraeus resignation as c.i.a. director. the man who replaced petraeus in afghanistan general john allen hoped to be the next nato supreme allied commander in europe. however, his nomination to that post is now on hold while investigators look into e-mails general allen exchanged with jill kelley and whether they were inappropriate. yes, kelley is the same florida woman who reported threatening e-mails to the f.b.i. leaving agents to discover the source of those e-mails paula broadwell. and, yes, paula broadwell is the woman who was having an affair with
. former mayor willie brown. [cheers and applause] and former mayor frank jordan. we want to acknowledge the husband of united states senator and former mayor dianne feinstein, mr. richard bloom. the wife of former mayor gina mos coney and the wife of former mayor joe alliteo, catherine. the sister of former mayor george christopher. the board board and the rest of the city family who has made this event possible. we are also honored to be joined by several giants dignitaries. president and ceo larry baer and his wife sam. [cheers and applause] . giants vice president and general manager brian saibian and his wife amanda. [cheers and applause] the wife of the skipper mrs. kim bochy. and let us now welcome distinguished members of the giants ownership group, charles johnson, david jenkins, trina and rob veen, tory and steven humphrey and allen baer. and we also joined by past giants owners. please welcome the family jamie and kim rupert and peter stoneum. also here with us today bob and connie laurie. peter and debbie mc clawlin. bill and sally newco. and now let's give it up for
are set to gain two day protest outside a regents meeting. at the are requestion of brown they are raising fees and they will still vote to increase tuition for next year. they will also meet to talk about prop 30. the pressure is to safe $250 million. that was the case in palo alto yesterday who paid just 39 cents per gallon for a gas. one driver said it cost him $3 for 8 gallons for gas. one driver has decided to stock up and it appears to be over. the price was $3.65 per gallon that the same-station issue this morning. >> it must have been a nice surprise. >> that would be great. bring up the motor home. >>> let's take a look right now, traffic is looking relatively well around the bay area. weaves had some road work between the s curve and the fremont exit and it is not causing a major delay also the commute on san francisco approaching the 880 split along the lower deck of the bridge, that traffic looks good and northbound 280 right through the downtown area, that is a nice looking drive, let's go to steve. >>> sal, my dad is watching this, and he will verify this, but i remember 19-c
on the vote tally in arizona and senator scott brown is hinting at his political future. first as new members make their way to capitol hill, allen west continues to fight for his seat. west has now filed a complained in st. lucie county yesterday calling for a recount of all the early ballots in the race. west trails patrick murphy by 0.58% and according to state law an automatic recount is needed only when a difference in votes is 0.5% or less so not at that threshold. west told nbc, quote, i think that we need to have the electoral process play out as it should, and then wherever the results lie, that's fine with me. but i want to make sure we have honor and integrity in that process. meanwhile, on the hill yesterday democrats held a press conference to introduce incoming members of congress and the house minority leader nancy pelosi addressed murphy as congressman elect. the only nonsitting member to speak. >>> meanwhile, out in arizona there are 340,000 ballots that have yet to be counted in the senate race between richard carmona and jeff flake. carmona did concede on election night whe
francisco. at the request of governor brown, the regents agreed to postpone a fee on some grad opportunities but they plan to vote on a second plan to raise tuition for next year. governor brown will be talking about prop 30. with that measure approved by voters last week, it's supposed to save the uc system $250 million. >>> well, the ma row ga school district a new policy for dealing with claims of child abuse. this comes by kristin kanane. she says the school district ignored her claims that she was sexually abused by two childrens. the new -- two teachers. the new rules say these have to be individually reported to the police. >>> we're now hearing from jill kelley, the florida socialite, linked to allegations involving cia director david petraeus and now the top u.s. ambassador in afghanistan. >> this is jill kelley. and i have a guy who in my backyard who is not leaving. >> okay. >> i'm an honorary council general. >> that was the 911 call. she had exchanged thousands of inappropriate e-mails with general allen. it turns out council is an honorary council general in south korea but tha
minutes. right now this story. governor brown plans to appear this morning at a uc regents meeting in san francisco to urge officials to control costs and avoid another fee hike for students. regented -- regented shelves proposed hike vote for now. yesterday yesterday a panel decided to postpone a fee increase. brown says both systems have to keep a lid on costs a week after voters approved prop 30. >>> crab season opens today we should expect to shell out a little more this year. fishermen struck a victory when wholesalers agreed to their asking price of $3 per pound, a different course than the two sides have followed in the past two years by haggling for weeks and delaying the crab season to the dismay of crab lovers. last year fishermen got $2 -- got $2.25. >>> abc7 co-sponsoring another job fair from noon to 4:00 all details on abc7news.com, under see it on tv. >>> samsung offering new deal to potential customers. tech stocks, facebook getting a lot of attention. >> let's check in with jane king live at the new york stock exchange. >>> good morning. all systems go at cisco systems th
dollars. >>governor jerry brown well, attend a meeting this morning. the board is postponing about fees been raised. this proposal has been slated for voting on at the board meeting. the governing board out a california has also--they're like to postpone tuition increases. this was supposed to ensure graduation rates and the one dead to charge a super senior fee. they stated that students who had already accumulated their fees would have been charged a unity. the governor stated that the cost must be controlled and not passed along to the students. >>the dow fell 59 points. big mills francisco the san francisco-based company-- they earned 18% more in their first quarter than last quarter. cisco made $2.1 billion profit. cisco is one of the dow stocks. facebook shares are now down. there is a lock up. and 777 million shares. things are currently at 1.3 million shares. the financial companyzynga is joining facebook. we actually had a drop retail sales in the month of october by 0.3%. >>president obama will make his first comment about the federal investigation involving the former cia age
: dan brown invented the bionic wrench. what he thought was a genius solution to that problem we've all had -- stripped bolts. >> pliers and adjustable wrenches can strip the corners. but that won't stop the bionic. >> reporter: his invention grabs onto the bolt from six sides at once. >> the bionic wrench engages all six flat sides of the bolt with symmetrical pressure. >> reporter: this time last year -- the factory was buzzing. >> sears had us stocked in all the stores. >> reporter: the holiday ads were on tv. and sears was their biggest seller. >> for only $19.99 at sears. >> reporter: dan said sears was so into his invention, they asked him not to sell at some of their biggest competitors. like home depot or lowe's. >> yes. >> reporter: so you said that's a deal. >> yes. >> reporter: dan said they sold more than 200,000 wrenches with sears last christmas. they kept doing business this year. then suddenly, he says, no deal for this christmas. they've had to lay off 30 workers. did you wonder what was going on? >> oh, of course we did. >> reporter: but then dan heard from a customer
appearance at the meeting. for the first time since his election governor brown took a seat at the meeting urging members not to move forward with the hike. the board wants to impose higher fees to urge students with enough credits to graduate and make room for new freshman. brown says voters approved prop 30, now is not the new time to ask for money. >> that's why i said delay it and let me think about it. now, there are issues. can students just take courses over and over again. can they hang around seven or eight years? well, that has cost to it and we'll have to find a way to curb it. >> the governor plans to attend the regent meeting in san francisco tomorrow but late today the regents announced it was delaying fee hikes as well. >>> cap in trade, three words that tonight are a political hot potato. the new pollution rules going in effect tomorrow are creating a lot of confusion for bay area businesses. jodi hernandez separates fact from promise. >> reporter: the folks at the california resources board are gearing up for what they call a historic day as they prepare to auction off pol
heeded pleas from governor jerry brown to postpone a proposed tuition increases. the proposed fees were intended to improve graduation rates and free seats for new students. by charging a " for super senior fees. seniors who have committed 160 units would be charged a per unit feed. governor brown says cost must be controlled and not passed along to students. >> in a santa clara county where authorities have filed additional charges against the man who they say kidnapped and missing morgan hill teenager sierra lamar. the attacks happened in 2009 at two different safeway stores in the south bay. garcia torras had previously worked at a safeway. during one of the attacks on police say tourists used a stun gun on one of the women. although he was only 17 at the time of the attack san clara police will charge thorez as an adult. >> the d in eight of garcia taurus was discovered on lamars close. there were found near a bus stop where she was believed to have been heading the day of her disappearance. >> we will be right back up on the kron 4 morning news first a live look outside from the sa
for former d.c. council chairman kwame brown of sorts this morning. as long as he stays out of trouble, he won't spend time in jail for a campaign finance violation. a judge sentenced brown to 30 days in jail but suspended the sentence. earlier yesterday a federal judge sentenced hito one day in custody followed by six months of home detention for lying on loan applications. he also has to complete 480 hours of community service. brown admitted to both crimes in june. >>> a setback for prosecutors regarding the man called the east coast rapist. in a prince william county courtroom yesterday, suspect aaron thomas was expected to accept a plea deal. but when he appeared before the judge, he said he wasn't sure he knew what he was doing. so now it appears the case is headed for trial. thomas is charged with rape and abduction in an attack on three teenagers halloween night in 2009. >>> the acting chief executive of the long island power authority is resigning. it's effective at the end ever the year -- of the year. it comes amid growing backlash from superstorm sandy. new york governor andrew
they can to get out. roads and recreation grounds are submerged in brown, soupy water. and in some warts of this region the only way to get around is by boat. elsewhere, it is just not safe at all. the area affected is just north of rome. here it has been raining for days. the bad weather has swept across italy. in venice, seasonal flooding was higher and more widespread than normal. and unless you were in a gondola, there was little way to stay dry. there the floods are receding. but it is now the waterlogged regions of tuscana and brea that are baring the brunt. "bbc news." >> right now china's ruling communicatist party is meeting in beijing to anoint its new leaders. among the most pressing issues they will face, a territorial dispute with japan that has erupted into the worst crisis interest the two nations in decades. at issue is a group of islands. our correspondent has gone to take a closer look and to see what is fueling all this controversy. >> just after dawn we get our first view of the islands. a jagged huddle of rocks sticking up from the deep blue waters of the east china
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